|For a cross-game overview of this perk, see Ninja.|
“The Ninja perk grants you the power of the fabled shadow warriors. When attacking, you gain a +15% critical chance on all Melee and Unarmed attacks. Additionally, Sneak attack criticals do 25% more damage than normal.”— In-game description
When attacking, one gains a +15% critical chance on all Melee and Unarmed attacks. Also, Sneak attack criticals do 25% more damage than normal.
- To attain this perk, only an 80 Melee Weapons skill is required, even though the perk affects the critical bonus and sneak damage of both Unarmed and Melee Weapons.
- In Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas, the extra 25% Sneak Attack Critical damage only applies to melee and unarmed attacks.
Ninja multiplies your critical chance by 1.15 instead of adding a flat 15%, unlike all other perks/traits that modify critical chance. For example, a character with a critical hit chance of even 25% would have it be increased to only 28.5% rather than to 40% as it should. (25% * 1.15 = 28.75% vs 25% + 15% = 40%) [verified]